Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found mostly on the continental slope. Neither anterolateral glandular groove nor venom gland is present (Ref. 57406).
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Distribution

Western Atlantic: 41.9°N, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Campeche in Mexico; reported to extend to the West Indies, and off Venezuela and Suriname
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Western Atlantic: New Jersey, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Campeche in Mexico; reported to extend to the West Indies, and off Venezuela and Suriname (Ref. 13608).
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19 - 20; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 20 - 22
  • Uyeno, T., K. Matsuura and E. Fujii (eds.) 1983 Fishes trawled off Suriname and French Guiana. Japan Marine Fishery Resource Research Center, Tokyo, Japan. 519 p. (Ref. 13608)
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Size

Maximum size: 200 mm TL
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Max. size

20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251))
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Type Information

Type for Peristedion gracile
Catalog Number: USNM 39319
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Year Collected: 1885
Locality: Gulf of Mexico; 142 Fm, Florida, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Depth (m): 260 to 260
Vessel: Albatross
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Ecology

Habitat

Found mostly on the continental slope.
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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benthic
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 30 - 475 m (Ref. 7251)
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Depth range based on 35 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 27 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 83 - 260
  Temperature range (°C): 14.721 - 21.188
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.218 - 15.775
  Salinity (PPS): 35.835 - 36.449
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.107 - 4.787
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.326 - 1.177
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.467 - 6.469

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 83 - 260

Temperature range (°C): 14.721 - 21.188

Nitrate (umol/L): 2.218 - 15.775

Salinity (PPS): 35.835 - 36.449

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.107 - 4.787

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.326 - 1.177

Silicate (umol/l): 2.467 - 6.469
 
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Depth: 30 - 475m.
From 30 to 475 meters.

Habitat: bathydemersal. Found mostly on the continental slope.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Peristedion gracile

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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